Profiles

Andrew S. Yang

Sem 2 AY2019/2020

Andrew S. Yang works across the visual arts, the sciences, and history to explore emerging ecologies of the Anthropocene. Yang’s work has been exhibited from Oklahoma to Yokohama, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2016), the Spencer Museum of Art (2019), and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (2020). His writing and research can be found in Art Journal, Leonardo, Biological Theory, and Antennae. He is an Associate Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History. Andrew was in the College during Semester 2 of Academic Year 2019/2020.

Christa Donner

Sem 2 AY2019/2020

Christa Donner is an artist, writer, and organiser who investigates the human and animal body as well as its metaphors. Donner employs a range of artistic media in her creative research, including drawing, audio performance, large-scale installations and small-press publications to create multi-layered projects that are both intimate and community-centred. Her creative research focuses on the human and non-human body as a site for conflict and adaptation, from the internal activities of the microbiome to the creative potentials of care work and community. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Christa was in the College during Semester 2 of Academic Year 2019/2020.